Style Scout: Matthew Paige


Clothing details: Boots, birthday present, one year ago; pants, Seven jeans, six months ago, $120; shirt, The Hip Zipper in Nashville, one week ago, $13; jacket, In Memphis, six months ago, $20; hat, Stetson, House of Vintage in Portland, Ore., three years ago, $12.

Name: Matthew Paige

Age: 22

Relationship status: No comment

Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.

Time in Lawrence: One day

Occupation: Musician

Dream job: Musician

What were you doing when scouted? Just walking down the street

Describe your style: American, western, cosmic Indian hawk

Fashion trends you love: American flags, feathers in hats, Zubaz pants, ‘70s running shorts

Fashion trends you hate: TOMS shoes

Fashion influences: Gram Parsons

What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? So far, I’ve liked Lawrence a lot. Maybe more record shops and more music stores in general. Also, goofy dogs.

Less of? TOMS

Tattoos or piercings? Two piercings in my left ear

Who do people say you look like? Keith Richards

Tell us a secret … I was a tap dancer.


Nathan Atchison 10 years, 6 months ago

what are toms shoes? this guy has his finger on the pulse of fashion. zubaz forever.

Jean Robart 10 years, 6 months ago

Tom's shoes are a very community oriented shoe company, that makes absolutely fabulous shoes, and donates shoes for every pair purchased.

Bobby Burch 10 years, 6 months ago

... yeah ... sometimes peoples' outfits make me sad inside.

Brandon Devlin 10 years, 6 months ago

"Grant Parsons?" Did you mean "Gram Parsons?" Or did this moron really say "Grant?"

Ali Edwards 10 years, 6 months ago

The moron is me! Thanks for the catch, cutthroat. Dear editor, save me from musical ignorance.

Ali Edwards 10 years, 6 months ago

Ha! I'm happy to report that the published version is correct on that one.

Peter Lyrene 10 years, 6 months ago

No matter how much or how little fuss goes into it, Gram Pasons/Keith Richards is a pretty timeless look. Stamp of approval, young blood.

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